Children are the greatest gift human beings can get from God.
For any parent to abandon a child solely because of their deformity at birth is rather unfortunate.
The sad story of two-month-old Shiluva Sibiya, published in this newspaper yesterday, must have touched the hearts of many of our readers.
Born without arms, she and her mother have now been dumped by her father.
The child's plight has been worsened by the fact that her mother, Vuntlarhi, is unemployed. She also does not have money to travel to hospital for the child's regular medical check-ups.
Any effort by the department of social development to help her urgently gain access to the child or disability grant would be most welcome.